The memory of Mari Lynn Hoselton was celebrated Saturday morning at her favorite coffee shop, Crossroads Café.
A special “MLH” package was offered to customers which included a mug featuring her smiling face, coffee sample and a “Friends are Forever” tote bag. Net proceeds from the $25 cost went to the Livingston County Cancer Fund which helps provide cancer screenings for those in need.
“We wanted to do something special to honor her memory,” said longtime friend Susan Hazlett. “It’s a great way to honor our beloved friend.”
Hoselton passed away at the age of 57 back in August.
Hazlett recalled Hoselton’s fondness of coffee and said she was a very joyous and happy person. Anyone still wanting to participate in the fundraiser can contact Crossroads Café as more mugs can be made with more donations accepted.
Hoselton’s oldest son, Andy, thought the event was fantastic.
“The mugs look great and it sounds like we are going to need to order a couple more,” he noted.
“It is a great way to remember my mother,” said youngest son Brad.
Crossroads Café owner Rod Kodavatikanti knew Hoselton for a long time as she came to the shop every day to get her favorite drink.
“This is really a big huge blessing for us to be a part of this amazing thing,” explained Kodavatikanti. “She is definitely a cup full of joy.”
Various members of Hoselton’s family were on hand Saturday to help distribute packages at the drive-thru, including her husband Rod and two sons.